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I quit #423291
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I hereby resign my 'membership' on this forum........goodbye


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Re: I quit [Re: raf940] #423293
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Originally Posted by raf940
I hereby resign my 'membership' on this forum........goodbye

Jeez, raf. Are you pissed about my comment about politics on the ironclad thread? If it helps, I apologize if I offended you. Sure didn't mean to.

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It seems he got his last thread pulled due to politics, not what you said Jim.


Josh
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Originally Posted by JD
It seems he got his last thread pulled due to politics, not what you said Jim.

Whew, thanks, JD. If I'm gonna piss someone off, I like to do it on purpose! laughing

Re: I quit [Re: raf940] #423301
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Originally Posted by raf940
I hereby resign my 'membership' on this forum........goodbye


You CAN'T quit. BritBike is like the Mafia - once you're in, you're always in. See, your profile is still active, we can respond to your posts.

Good friends have DIED and they're still on the list. Speaking of which, if anything were to "happen" to you soon (not that it will, just sayin'), can you leave a note saying you want your MGB to go to me .... ?

Lannis


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Re: I quit [Re: Lannis] #423308
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Ah Damn, been laid up sick for a week and missed all the fuss. Whatever it was, musta been good!

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Re: I quit [Re: raf940] #423337
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Ya cant do that ,,,i felt like that shorthly after i joined this forum .Cause i had a biff with Tiger (aust) and then my post about parts interchange {Alex and RichB}.But you Raf940 have been a great poster to this site (3297} and a lot of Knowledge there.Dont go the way of Tiger and disappear. Too much knowledge between you TWO
Gary

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Originally Posted by Allan Gill
The jap bike forums are full of pin heads mainly modern bike owners who have no care or understanding of classics or even the bike they ride. - this is much better !

Good point. I completely removed myself from this forum in 2007 because of some tiff or other. Don't even remember it now. I've seen others get mad and leave for a while to cool off. Such is life and if you need a break, no worries. Come back any time. However, Allan makes a good point. You'll have a hard time finding another forum as effective as this one.

Personalities will always have their ups and downs, but here it's the technical expertise that really stands out. I've been working on and collecting these bikes for over 40 years, and this place is by far the best resource I've ever seen.

By the way, Thanks Morgan!!

Re: I quit [Re: raf940] #423343
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Originally Posted by raf940
I hereby resign my 'membership' on this forum........goodbye
Once again the decline in standards becomes evident.

I remember the days when a good flounce involved a rant about posts and people, preferably with loads of unusual adjectives and, where possible, a few threats thrown in. This one only rates 1 on a scale of 1-10. Must try harder next time.

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The jap bike forums are full of pin heads mainly modern bike owners who have no care or understanding of classics or even the bike they ride.


Not only Jap-bike forums.

Modern Hinkley forums also.
Some cannot even brake a bike without ABS...
sick


Ger B

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Alan, I don't know why you are leaving but your resignation has been summarily rejected. Take a breather if you want but come back. I don't agree with everyone's comments here and I know for sure they often don't agree with me, but they are just a bunch of guys with extremely different backgrounds brought together by only one interest - the bikes.
And Janet is right, you need to exit with really flaming rant!
Take care, see you in a bit. Al.

Edit: Look you have 187 views from last night til this morning - people are interested in your posts/opinion.

Last edited by tamalecks; 03/09/12 2:52 pm.

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That can depend on how many pints have been consumed laughing



Originally Posted by Allan Gill
Or, if I don't have anything constructive, I try to resist temptation and not post.


Jon W.


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Re: I quit [Re: ] #423391
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Originally Posted by Allan Gill


...... I try to resist temptation and not post.



Really? shocked

Not very good at that "resisting tempation to post" gig, are you? laughing laughing

Lannis (AMHIK)


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OK OK my panties are now officially out of a wad...I didnt know ya'll cared..thanks for all the kind PM words of support....besides it looks like i am going to have to sell my BSA and wanted ya'll first right of refusal

Love Peace Smooch etc etc


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1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
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1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
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1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas
Re: I quit [Re: raf940] #423431
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Originally Posted by raf940
OK OK my panties are now officially out of a wad...I didnt know ya'll cared..thanks for all the kind PM words of support....besides it looks like i am going to have to sell my BSA and wanted ya'll first right of refusal

Love Peace Smooch etc etc




clap Glad to have ya back Alan.........sorry for the trouble...believe me, I do understand why your panties were wadded.


That said........damnit man, NOT THE BSA!!!!!! cry



Still friends???? confused Gordon Gray in another part of NC

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dont worry GG what's a little politics between friends..i've even heard it causes wars!
or as Pilate asked Jesus 'what is truth?'
i sez 'what is politics?"

will know more about the fate of the A65 when our taxes get filled out...money back from Uncle Sam bo then it no go no dough back then i is po and it gotta go...
love
alan


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1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando
2 olive drab WWII military bicycle replicas
Re: I quit [Re: raf940] #423441
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Originally Posted by raf940
dont worry GG what's a little politics between friends..i've even heard it causes wars!
or as Pilate asked Jesus 'what is truth?'
i sez 'what is politics?"

will know more about the fate of the A65 when our taxes get filled out...money back from Uncle Sam bo then it no go no dough back then i is po and it gotta go...
love
alan


I feel your tax pain ... when I retired and took a severance package in 2006, along with it being a VERY good year for investments, I did my taxes and got whacked with a 5 figure bill to pay on April 15th ... man, that hurt, I'd been running it through my fingers and thinking about the Goldie I might buy ....

... finally got it settled down this year, got $120 back from the feds and owed $100 to the state ... almost perfect withholding this time. I'm not in favor of tax refunds, they're a TERRIBLE investment ... !

Hope you don't have to sell anything to pay Uncle, that's a hard way for a bike to go.

Lannis


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Good deal Alan. Politics! When I was a kid this older guy comes into work with a bandage on his side. He got stabbed in a bar arguing about which beer is better.....Miller or Busch!!! Neither of them is beer!!!
Hey here's hoping you can keep the BSA. Al.


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I have noticed people have very thin skin on message boards. One sharp word, and people are ready to kill. Not talking about quilting forums either. Imagine if everyone had the same opinions? Not for me, thanks.

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Originally Posted by raf940
OK OK my panties are now officially out of a wad...I didnt know ya'll cared..thanks for all the kind PM words of support....besides it looks like i am going to have to sell my BSA and wanted ya'll first right of refusal

Love Peace Smooch etc etc


Dude,

Welcome (back) HOME.
Jeez, I step outside for some air for a second, come back in and the whole place is in an uproar! laughing

Anyway, Don't sweat it too much- I've been chastised a couple times here... not certain if I actually had a thread yanked or not- but that just shows how little i carry in my "bag"... I've let it go in other words- past is past after all, and I am not one to tote any unnecessary weight along.

Listen, This forum is amazing. We are mostly friends here- even if we haven't even met in person!

Go spend some time over at ADVrider and see how things go down over there for a good look at how nasty things can get- not sure what it takes to get banned there but I've seen some craziness, been beat up on, and dished out some hard & harsh words myself a couple times. I think they might even "test" your mettle over there, frankly, to see if you can "hang".... Guess I made the cut, but i had to sort of let somebody have it- and afterwards, kind of got a back-handed compliment on lowering the boom!
Don't get me wrong- I like it there- and there's more good than bad- but it's a WHOLE other world.

In comparison, BritBike.com is like a Sunday church picnic on a sunny hillside, with your favorite family members. I love it here, and AM OK with having my wrists slapped if I mess up- which I am bound to do, by my very nature, every so often.

Don't take it to heart my man- when the mods crack down, it isn't personal- they'd do it to any one of us if they thought we needed it. Heck, THEY are all our buddies, too- anyway!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch- boy, I sure hope you don't have to sell off your bike! Maybe one of US could buy it, then sell it back when you are flush again?

Tom

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someone like John Healy is a different storey

I have been called a lot of things - but for it to come to this... I am appalled smile smile No, really appalled... smile He said with his Irish eyes twinkling!!!

Listen, I am the one who contacted one of the moderators and asked if he would close or remove this topic. While I have no ability to do this on the Rod & Tappet forum, I take full responsibility for asking for it to be removed. If this offended you I am truly sorry, but I would do it again.

There are those of us who have vastly different opinions on a lot of subjects. And most of the ones that offend me, and others, would not be considered a proper topic to be brought up in a bar let alone this BRITISH MOTORCYCLE FORUM. That is unless it was done with the intent to have a fight.

While I have vastly different opinions on many subjects pertinent to British Motorcycles I have never removed, closed or asked for a topic to be removed or closed, no matter how much I disagree with it. We have had many healthy discussion done in a respectful manner on this site and it stays civil as long as we keep religion and politics out of it. And that goes for Sudo political subjects as well - for most of us this isn't our first rodeo...
JOHN HEALY


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You're probably right in what you say about names & screen names Allan but as I been Beezabryan for so long now it would confuse folks (and me!)if I was to change help
Gradually over the years folks with their pseudonyms have become known to me and in many cases become friends, good (sometimes very good) friends eg Ricochetrider, Greenspringfarm, Breeze1954, Bob NWPA, No Name Man, that guy who can't spell his name properly Richrd laughing and so on


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For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
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Originally Posted by John Healy
...snip...While I have vastly different opinions on many subjects pertinent to British Motorcycles I have never removed, closed or asked for a topic to be removed or closed, no matter how much I disagree with it. We have had many healthy discussion done in a respectful manner on this site and it stays civil as long as we keep religion and politics out of it. And that goes for Sudo political subjects as well - for most of us this isn't our first rodeo...JOHN HEALY





When a wise man speaks.....we should listen.




We are blessed to have the people we have on this site. I was VERY close to walking away from all of this and then I come in here this morning and see the postings to Alan's panty wadding and I'm okay again....thank you. John might have been the first moderator to ask for the thread to be deleted but I was the ass that wrote Alan (aka raf940) and I was a bit pissed and didn't handle it very well. Alan knows I was wrong and I'm sorry for it.



Blessed I tell ya.........Gordon Gray in North Carolina, USA

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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray

I was a bit pissed and didn't handle it very well and Alan knows I was wrong and I'm sorry for it.


Gordon,

I'd say John is not the ONLY "wise man" Moderator here.... clap

Half a century into life and it's still a struggle for me, at times, to utter those three words: "I was wrong"...just ask my wife!

Alan - Welcome back! beerchug

Blessed, indeed!

Cheers,

Steve


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Alan - and I too welcome you back.

And Allan with two ll's, For heavens sake (can I say that on the forum?) there was no disrespect taken and your comment actually made me laugh. For what ever reason, sometimes the Irish display their pleasure through their eyes - sort of twinkling... He said with his eyes twinkling.

Now the late Les Harris, who built the Bonneville in the 1980's, and married the cutest of Irish lassies, eyes would twinkle. Alas, he was born near the Bell and in the eyes of a true Englishman that would excuse him...

"There's a tear in your eye,
And I'm wondering why,
For it never should be there at all.
With such pow'r in your smile,
Sure a stone you'd beguile,
So there's never a teardrop should fall.
When your sweet lilting laughter's
Like some fairy song,
And your eyes twinkle bright as can be;
You should laugh all the while
And all other times smile,
And now, smile a smile for me."
song When Irish Eyes are Smiling


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